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Driver busted doing 111-mph on I-91 in Newport

NEWPORT — A 23-year-old man from Boston was arrested on Sunday after police say they clocked him traveling 111 miles-per-hour on I-91. He Chin Yu is facing charges of excessive speed and grossly negligent operation following the incident. At 5:45 p.m. trooper Daniel Lynch says he was monitoring northbound traffic on I-91, when he measured… Keep Reading


Woman convicted for 2014 Newport car crash

NEWPORT — The Orleans County State’s Attorney’s Office has announced that last Friday, Heather Root, of Caledonia County, was convicted by a jury of three counts of gross negligent operation, serious bodily injury resulting. Root’s charges stem from a motor vehicle crash that took place back on September 24, 2014. On that date, the Newport… Keep Reading


Newport police announce new hires

NEWPORT — The Newport Police Department has announced three new hires to their Emergency Communications Department. Dispatcher Scott Bryant, who has over 10 years of emergency communications experience, was brought on full-time. Bryant worked for the Vermont State Police in Derby up until their dispatch communications were transferred to Williston. Dispatchers Jessika Patneaude and Cassie… Keep Reading


Ground broken on new waterfront path in downtown Newport

NEWPORT — Pomerleau Real Estate and the City of Newport have broken ground on a new walking path on the waterfront. This new path is an addition to the Newport Recreation Path and opens up over 1,000 feet of waterfront to the public for the first time. The waterfront path, which will also offer docks,… Keep Reading

NorthWoods’ Watershed Crew tackles water quality in the NEK

EAST CHARLESTON — This summer NorthWoods Stewardship Center welcomed the Watershed Crew to their multi-faceted Conservation Corps program. This crew was tasked with completing projects in Vermont’s watersheds to improve water quality. The crew topped off their six-week water quality improvement program on Friday, August 4, with an impressive display of spirit, fortitude, and grit… Keep Reading

Eastern Townships/Quebec

The Clintons vacationing in North Hatley

NORTH HATLEY, QC. — Former U.S. president Bill Clinton, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, their daughter Chelsea and their two grandchildren are currently vacationing in Quebec’s Eastern Townships, at a small village just north of the border of Derby Line. The family is staying at the Manoir Hovey in North Hatley, a village… Keep Reading


Local graduates accept Red Sox scholarship at Fenway

DERBY — Seventeen recent graduates of Vermont public high schools were honored with Vermont Red Sox Service Scholarships on the field at Fenway Park. Students were presented with their scholarships at a recent home game against the Chicago White Sox. Two of the recipients were from Orleans County. Benjamin Myrick, of Derby, who attended North… Keep Reading


Barton Graded School welcomes new principal

BARTON — On March 21, the Barton Incorporated School Board of Directors chose Kim Wheelock to be the next principal to lead their school after Bob Partridge’s retirement. Her new assignment began July 1. Wheelock says she is excited and honored to be working with such a dedicated staff, school board, and supervisory union. Wheelock… Keep Reading


Willoughby wins bid for 2019 long-distance swim championship

WESTMORE — Kingdom Games and the Northeast Kingdom Open Water Swimming Association has won the bid to host the 2019 United States Masters Swimming Long Distance National Championship to be held on August 16 and 17, 2019. Organizers anticipate 100 swimmers and 100 kayakers will be drawn to Lake Willoughby from around the United States… Keep Reading


Fatal crash in Brownington

BROWNINGTON — A fatal crash took place today in Brownington when a 10-wheel dump truck collided with a 1984 Toyota station wagon. Police have identified the victim as Michael D. Bachman, 36, of East Calais. At around 3:45 p.m. authorities were notified of the crash, which happened at the intersection of Hunt Hill Road and… Keep Reading


Police: Newport woman taken into custody for sale of heroin

NEWPORT — The Northern Vermont Drug Task Force announced today that they arrested Kellie Peters, 31, of Newport. Members of the Northern Vermont Drug Task Force, Newport Police Department, and Homeland Security say they conducted several controlled purchases of heroin from Peters. As a result of the investigation, a search warrant was executed at her… Keep Reading


Neighbors help police nab suspect in Newport home invasion

NEWPORT — Police arrested a 20-year-old man from Newport on Monday in connection with a home invasion that occurred last week on Fernwood Circle. Police say Nathan Cheney was arrested and charged with unlawful trespass. On July 27, officers were dispatched to a home on Fernwood Circle for a reported break-in. Upon arrival, officers learned… Keep Reading

Kingdom Swim 2017 welcomes swimmers from all over the Americas

NEWPORT — Over the weekend, Lake Memphremagog welcomed open water swimmers and “yackers” to the 9th Annual Kingdom Swim. They came from 25 different states, two Canadian provinces, and Argentina, with ages ranging from 10 to 74. This year’s swim was underwritten by North Country Hospital. Sandra Frimerman-Berquist, age 34 of Excelsior, MN, smashed the… Keep Reading


Irasburg man killed in ATV crash

LOWELL — A 22-year-old man from Irasburg was killed in an ATV crash in Lowell on Saturday. Police say the victim, identified as Nicholas Miller, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on Irish Hill Road at around 7:00 p.m. “Preliminary investigation revealed Nicholas Miller was operating the ATV at a high rate… Keep Reading

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